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Tue, 6/18
8:00 PM

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#228 of 2,431 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Puree of Butternut Quash with Apple, Sweet Onions and Sage
*** contains garlic and onions.   *** Dairy allergy (crema can be omited)
Tender Romaine Salad and Crispy Blue Corn Tortillas
*** Dairy allergy (cotija cheese and dressing may be replaced with vinaigrette)                          *** Soy allergy in the dressing  *** Contains anchovies and garlic in the dressing                 *** Available Vegan if you preplace Ceasar dressing for chile  lime vinaigrette, omit cotija cheese
Roasted Acorn Squash Salad with Grilled Artichoke
*** Contains cilantro and onions.
Chopped Autumn Salad over Fresh Kale
Cranberries, chile lime and sour orange glaze                              *** contains onions                   *** contains nuts ( can be omitted)                                     *** contains dairy in the feta cheese ( can be omitted)           *** vegan without feta cheese
Prince Edward Island Mussels with Chile Coconut Broth
Garlicky chipotle crostini and chorizo                                      *** Dairy allergy and gluten free (crostini is buttered; can be omitted)                                     *** shellfish allergy                   *** contains garlic, onion, and cilantro                                      *** contains pork ( can be omitted)
Ceviche Del Dia
LIme, tomatillo, avocado           *** contains onions, peppers     *** might contain shellfish depending on the fish of the day
Smoked Beef Brisket Empanadas
Guacamole, pickled onions, fresh radish salsa                      *** Gluten allergy on the empanada                                 *** contains onion and garlic     *** contains cilantro                   *** Dairy allergy on the cheese
Spicy Ahi Tuna “Cabo Rolls”
Wasabi guacamole                    *** dairy allergy (wasabi guacamole can be omitted)       *** gluten allergy on the egg roll wrappers                             *** soy allergy (soy ginger dressing can be omitted)
Skillet Roasted Sea Scallops and Barbecue Duck
sweet cream corn                      *** dairy allergy (sweet corn cream and bbq duck can be omitted)                                     *** shellfish allergy on scallops *** gluten and soy  allergy (fried leeks can be omitted)
Spicy Tuna Tartare with Soy Ginger Cilantro Vinaigrette
avocado puree, crispy totopos   *** gluten allergy on the totopos (may be substituted with corn tortilla chips; shared oil with gluten items)                 *** soy allergy (dressing can be omitted)                                     *** Egg allergy on the mayo      *** Dairy allergy on the tartar
“Best of Boston” Red Chile Onion Rings with Chipotle Aioli
*** gluten allergy--cannot be removed
Sauteed Spinach
***‎ contains garlic oil
Sweet Plantains with Guava Ketchup
Yukon Gold Potatoes and Wild Mushrooms
*** contains a very small amount of butter
Seasonal Vegetables
Chile Dusted Frites with Cotija Cheese
*** Dairy allergy- cheese can be omitted
Garlic Whipped Potatoes
Pan Roasted Vegetables with Garlic, Lime & Chipotle
Crispy Young Organic Chicken with Tomato Salsa
Blue corn polenta fries, garlicky spinach, green chile sauce
Negra Modelo Braised Pork Shoulder, Sauce Borracha
Port and fig jam, baby arugula, garlic whipped potatoes
Grilled  Vegetables with Smoked Serrano Sauce
Black bean orzo salad and herbed goat cheese
Blackened Rare Ahi Tuna Steak with Yellow Mole
Yukon gold potatoes and wild mushrooms
Southwestern Steak Frites
Chile lime arugula salad, guajillo bourbon sauce
Roasted Salmon with Chipotle and Horseradish Crust
Warm cucumber and cilantro relish, crème fraiche, salmon caviar
Pan Roasted Zucchini Steaks with Sweet Potato Crisps
Jalapeño salsa, sweet plantain hash, black rice
Barbecued Lamb Shank with Fiery Cucumber Salsa
Napa cabbage salw, scallion mashed potatoes
Fire Roasted Pork Loin with a Chorizo and Monterey Jack Potato Torta
Habanero‎ Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
Pan Seared Muscovy Duck Breast, Orange Mole Sauce
Jalapeno grits cake, cranberry chutney
Masa Restaurant & Tequila Bar is an original trailblazer in the South End's "Restaurant Row,” one of the hottest dining destinations in Boston. The alluring space has been part of many wonderful memories since 1998. The copper bar at Masa is a local landmark, stocked with one of Boston's premium tequila and mezcal collections, complemented by award-winning margaritas, a carefully curated beverage program and its pioneering tapas menu.
$20 - $40
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed today

Since our last visit in the fall of 2018, we learned that the dinner menu has been changed. The extensive tequila selection is as before, but we went for the food, and that's of little interest here. Where before we found innovative southwestern food, now...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 202jerryw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived in Boston a day before and I was walking around and walk past this place. It was a sunny day and there were tables outside. The food was super good. I would definitely go back again

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jlonga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic! Food is great! Ambiance us great! The dishes are just fabulous. Everything is fresh and served beautifully..

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EnidBetty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, we had a strange and mixed experience there... Almost all places were fully booked for the graduations in Boston so we dropped there because it was the only available place. The initial impression was definitely positive, our orders were taken quickly and the waiter...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lucapS450YW
Reviewed May 12, 2019

This is really nice place. Very good southwestern food. From Enchilidas to Octopus you cant go wrong. They offer fance combination of drinks. Ocopus was specially really good. On weekends this place is loud and you can enjoy the fun party atmosphere or be seated...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank peyushpeyush
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

It had good food nothing special but tasty.The service was good everyone was nice. The kids portion was not good for 10 and up but if your kid has a small appetite it’s fine. The adult portion was good. Over all pretty good👍👍

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank maddie_webb
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Was there with a large group and they were very accommodations. They food was a little slow coming out so they offered chips and salsa.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank reichardbrown
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Came here after seeing a play at the Huntington a few blocks away from the restaurant. MACA does get busy (esp on a Saturday night when we went) so a reservation is manditory on such nights. We arrived early so sat at the bar and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Rich G
Reviewed March 5, 2019

The restaurant sent me email today adversiting Taco Tuesday. We went, and the bartender told us this is only from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Their own advertisement did not limit this offer, and I told the bartender this. He RUDELY told meI was over reacting because...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Sandra H
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Dinner with grown-up family. Interesting menu which required interpretation by our waitress. She was solicitous but not that patient or helpful with our questions. Some of our food was superb; other items not so much. Especially avoid the grilled eggplant. - It was under cooked...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alison L S
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